Pope Francis to Tawadros II: united by one Baptism

A visit that strengthens the bonds of friendship and brotherhood. These were Pope Francis’ words to leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of Alexandria Friday morning at the Vatican. A visit, added Pope Francis, which is part of the ecumenical journey that began with the Second Vatican Council and developed in theological dialogue and in fraternal meetings that have taken place over the years between Bishops of Rome and the Patriarchs of Alexandria. We are pleased, said Pope Francis, to recognize that we are united by Baptism of which our common prayer is a special expression. Pope Francis thanked Tawadros II for his attention, collaboration and help towards the Coptic Catho …

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